Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Species
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 29th 2009.
Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 29th 2009.
(1/200th sec at f10. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis). Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 30th 2011.
Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 30th 2011.
(1/250th sec at f11. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 80 - 105cm; WS: 155 - 180cm

A large goose, with a distinctive black head and neck and large white throat patch. It was introduced into Britain from its native North America as early as the late 1600s.

Feral populations exist in most parts of the British Isles, and also in north-west Europe. Around 82000 pairs breed in the UK.

It breed on lakes and marshes, and along rivers and seashores.

It forms noisy flocks and is often regarded as a nuisance in areas where large numbers occur on amenity grassland and parks. Hybridisation with Greylags occurs occasionally.

It has no conservation status as it is an introduced species.

Sightings

10-Oct-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
07-Oct-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
30-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
24-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
09-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
06-Sep-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Sep-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (62+)
30-Aug-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
25-Aug-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (50+)
19-Aug-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (5)
09-Jun-2018 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk
06-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
18-May-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
13-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
05-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (8)
04-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (8)
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
22-Apr-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
03-Apr-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (10+)
01-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
04-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon
18-Jan-2018 : Slimbridge, Glos
17-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
15-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
07-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
03-Jan-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)

16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
04-Dec-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (300+)
16-Nov-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (20+)
05-Nov-2017 : Rushy Common, Oxon
01-Nov-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (20+)
03-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (200+)
05-Sep-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
27-Aug-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
20-Aug-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
03-Aug-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
17-Jun-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon
29-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
13-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Mar-2017 : Rushy Common, Oxon
19-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
16-Feb-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon
04-Feb-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Jan-2017 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (17)

28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (200+)
01-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (50+)
13-Nov-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (250+)
23-Oct-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (50+)
04-Sep-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
28-Aug-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
31-Jul-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
14-May-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
30-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
17-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
27-Feb-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon
21-Feb-2016 : Rushy Common, Oxon (40+)
11-Feb-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (20+)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon
16-Jan-2016 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
08-Jan-2016 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
07-Jan-2016 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)

22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
18-Oct-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
04-Oct-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
27-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
13-Sep-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
12-Sep-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
07-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (50+)
06-Sep-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
30-Aug-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (50+)
02-Aug-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (6)
29-Jun-2015 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (14)
01-Jun-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
10-May-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
30-Apr-2015 : Arne, Dorset (2)
27-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
19-Apr-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
12-Apr-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
09-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
06-Apr-2015 : Stratfield Brake, Oxon (4)
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
05-Mar-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
21-Feb-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (6)
18-Feb-2015 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
18-Feb-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (c10)
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
11-Jan-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (200+)
07-Jan-2015 : Oxford, Oxon

06-Dec-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
29-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (200+)
20-Nov-2014 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (200+)
09-Nov-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
01-Nov-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
19-Oct-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Sep-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
21-Sep-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
13-Sep-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
31-Aug-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
29-Aug-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
28-Aug-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (100+)
03-Aug-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
19-Jul-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (60+)
30-Jun-2014 : Tophill Low, E. Yorks
06-Jun-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (17)
25-May-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (10+)
22-May-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (4)
15-May-2014 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon
12-May-2014 : Marston Meadows, Oxon
08-May-2014 : Newport, Pembrokeshire (3)
06-May-2014 : Skomer, Pembrokeshire
26-Apr-2014 : Whelford Pools, Glos
17-Apr-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
30-Mar-2014 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon
30-Mar-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
23-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
19-Mar-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
15-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
10-Mar-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
09-Mar-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
05-Mar-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
01-Mar-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (60+)
26-Feb-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
22-Feb-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6+)
20-Feb-2014 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
16-Feb-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon
22-Jan-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (4)
19-Jan-2014 : Otmoor, Oxon (200+)
16-Jan-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (8)
12-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
05-Jan-2014 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (10)
03-Jan-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)